Guides and Instructions

Schedules and other documentation for eCommerce are provided below.

Digital service providers should take care to note the currency dates of documents.

Current from: 15 Aug 2018

This guide provides information to assist in validating Payment Reference Numbers (PRN) for Australian Taxation Office payments.

We receive over 20 million payments annually. Of these, approximately 10% of payments require correction due to...

Current from: 1 Aug 2018

This approved form is effective for reporting periods starting on or after 1 July 2016. You may use this report for audits completed for earlier periods – however, you must take care to comply with the auditing standards and legislation that applied to...

Current from: 4 Jul 2018

There is currently a known issue where an individual’s Total superannuation balance (TSB) includes amounts which have been duplicated. This error is caused by our systems being unable to match Member Contribution Statements (MCS) and Transfer Balance...

Current from: 15 Jun 2018

The Single Touch Payroll: DSP guide to navigating the SBR technical artefacts has been developed through consultation with the Single Touch Payroll document navigation focus group...

Current from: 30 May 2018

The Budget 2018-19 was released on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

The measures announced as part of the Budget 2018-19 are subject to receiving royal assent and are therefore not yet law.

While we provide input on...

Current from: 21 May 2018

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) (PDF, 1.90MB) was released on 18 December 2017.

A summary of the measures affecting digital service...

Current from: 23 Jan 2018

This document is provided to digital service providers for the purpose of obtaining and understanding the format and algorithm of the Australian business number (ABN).

Highlights of the service are:

  • The automatic validation of ABN...
Current from: 14 Nov 2017

The Super Tax File Number Integrity Check (Super TIC) conformance suite is now available.

The STIC conformance suite provides a conformance document, example XBRL files for each test case and an ATO keystore.xml. The suite also includes a cover...

Current from: 14 Nov 2017

Bulk data exchange (BDE) error and warning codes and messages

Reports included:

  • Payment summary annual report (PSAR)
  • Taxable payment annual report (TPAR)
  • Annual investment income report (AIIR)...
Current from: 17 Aug 2017